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Ellen P. (Beneigh) McElhaney

May 12, 1944 ~ March 29, 2019 (age 74)

Ellen P. (Beneigh) McElhaney, 74, of Chicora died on Friday March 29, 2019 in VNA Inpatient Hospice, Butler, PA.

She was born on May 12, 1944 in Butler to the late Paul & Mildred (Greenert) Beneigh.

Ellen previously worked for Butler Memorial Hospital in the purchasing department and she also was a teacher’s aide for the Armstrong School District.

She was a member of St. Marks Lutheran Church in Butler and belonged to The Order of the Eastern Star. Ellen was a volunteer at Katie’s Kitchen and she was the recipient of the 2016 Lauretta Woodson award. She enjoyed her family and friend monthly card club, her flower beds and the Outer Banks. Ellen loved spending time with her grandchildren and going to their various events.

Left behind to cherish her memory

3 daughters- Tracy (Will) Patton of Chicora; Megan (Brian) Lineman of Chapel Hill, NC; and Amy (Jason) Ligas of Indiana, PA

8 grandchildren- Courtney, Colton, Justin, Chloe, Marra, Sarah, Reed, and Avery.

Sister- Debra (John) Sonntag of Grove City

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Thomas McElhaney who passed away on October 22, 2001

Family and friends will be received on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 in the Snyder-Crissman Funeral Home, 832 East Brady Rd., Cowansville, Pa 16218 from 2:00 – 4:00pm and 7:00 – 9:00pm. Additional viewing will take place on Thursday April 4, 2019 in St. Marks Lutheran Church, 201 W. Jefferson St., Butler, PA 16001 from 10:00 am until time of funeral services. At 11:00am with Rev. James Neal and Rev. Joseph Boomhower co-officating. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery, Chicora, PA

Ellen’s family asks that any memorial contributions please be given to Katie’s Kitchen, 201 West Jefferson St., Butler, Pa 16001


Donations may be made to:

Katie's Kitchen
201 West Jefferson Street, Butler PA 16001


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